Share the Good News (June 1-6)

Share the Good News

With all the negative news out there, I thought it would be a great time to share some good news. Share the Good News will be a weekly thing, so I hope you enjoy it! And if you have good news you’d like us to share, send us a message.

For all my music lovers out there, this one’s for you. Say hello to an uncapped library! Spotify is announcing it is lifting it’s 10,000 song limit cap.  Start streaming all the Katy Perry, Sam Smith, and Luke Bryan your heart desires! Unfortunately, there is still a 10,000 song limit for downloads. But that just takes up a lot of storage on your phone anyways.

This is excellent news for those worried about those few gray hairs (but not full silver foxes). A new study indicates that the graying process is not permanent, and white hairs can regain their original color when stress levels drop. Woo-hoo! However, high-stress events can turn your hair gray, so make sure you’re relieving stress and avoiding tense situations.

If you watched Tiger King, you know there was something fishy about Carole Baskin’s involvement in her missing husband’s case. Well, do I have news for you! Two different experts have said the will was “100 percent a forgery.” Okay, we all knew that was true, but to have some experts tell us… that’s the cherry on top. However, legal action has not been taken because the statute of limitations has expired. So, we’ll have to wait and see what happens with that.

Looting left several families without access to food in Minneapolis, essentially creating a food desert for these individuals. A local middle school principal decided to take charge and ask the community to donate 85 food kits. However, the community showed up with an estimated 30,000 food kits for more than 500 families and helped organize it all. How awesome is that?

With all the turmoil going on, I don’t blame the two astronauts for leaving earth. But seriously, how cool was the SpaceX Crew Dragon launch? The astronauts spent 19 hours in the shuttle after launch and had an easy-breezy docking at the ISS. Why was this launch one for the history books? The US has not launched its astronauts from American soil in almost ten years. We’ve had to go to Russia to get our astronauts into space. Not anymore.

Do you remember your senior prom? The poorly decorated venue, the big dresses, the lousy dance moves. Most seniors in the US missed out on that experience this year. But little 7-year-old Curtis took matters into his own hands and had a mini prom for his nanny Rachel in his backyard. Both Curtis and Rachel dressed to the nines and had a delightful evening… 6-feet apart, of course.

I was in New Zealand in January 2020, pre-quarantine. It’s a beautiful country, and they do things a lot differently than the US (e.g., recycling is expected, cars are small, politics don’t divide the country). That’s why it doesn’t surprise me that they kicked COVID-19’s butt. They’ve reported zero new cases in the past 11 days! Although they have a small population, this a big deal. Now, things are returning to normal, with only a few restrictions still enforced.

Although Disney+ has been popular during the stay-at-home order, it’s not the same as the real-life experience. Good news… Walt Disney World is reopening July 11! Of course, there will be safety protocols with face masks, social distancing, and limited visitors. At least the lines for the rides will be shorter!

Birth control is one of those things we often avoid discussing but assume we all know about. Well, I am here to tell you about a new non-hormonal birth control called Phexxi that was just FDA approved! It consists of lactic acid, citric acid, and potassium bitartrate. Those don’t sound so bad, right? It changes pH levels to create an inhospitable environment for swimmers. Plus, it comes in a gel form and can be used when needed. 

Scientists at Tulane University School of Medicine have identified a gene that causes an aggressive form of breast cancer to grow rapidly. More importantly, they have discovered a way to “turn off” that gene to prevent cancer growth. If you didn’t know, cancer research is challenging because of how rapidly cancer cells evolve and how similar they are to our healthy cells. This discovery is great news for women as an estimated 42,170 will die from breast cancer this year.

Thanks for reading! I’ll be back with some more good news next week 🙂 Feel free to download and share the condensed version.

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